Wearing Daily Shapewear After Gastric Bypass
What’s the deal with Shapewear and how can it help me look thinner?
After undergoing a gastric bypass procedure, many people aren’t able to remove the excess skin right away but don’t worry! There are solutions that can help in this situation. Many who do not have their excess skin removed right away (or at all) choose to wear compression garments or shapewear to help keep the loose skin tucked against you comfortably to prevent chaffing and irritation.
These garments can help in more ways than just aesthetics, though. Some of the benefits of wearing shapewear compression garments after gastric bypass procedures include:
- Helps smooth the look of loose skin while keeping it from causing pain due to its weight
- To further shape and reduce your waist line
Improve posture while providing back support, which can be required after surgery
You will want to confirm directly with your surgeon when you can begin wearing ContourMD’s compression garments and shapewear, after your gastric bypass surgery.
Everyone’s recovery schedule is different and it’s important to be aware of your options and benefits of shapewear/compression gear post-surgery. Ask your surgeon if you are curious about whether compression and shapewear are safe for you. Compression can be a beneficial recovery tool after your surgery, as the recovery garments can help reduce bruising and swelling, improve/maintain your new figure, and even reduce the appearance of scars in the long term. Patients often find compression or shapewear to be very comfortable once you get used to it because it provides a sort of stability uniform compression that helps with circulation as well as, “keeping everything in place”.
Shapewear for loose skin is not only comfortable, you practically forget about it once you start wearing it regularly. It can also help you feel more secure in your new body, as it helps to keep things looking smooth and under control.
Why do I need to wear shapewear after gastric bypass surgery?
As a category of clothing, shapewear has continued to evolve over the years, and is widely accepted as a useful host of garments to help reduce sagging while improving elasticity of the skin.
In addition to post-gastric bypass surgery, people wear shapewear for a variety of reasons including post-pregnancy, in the gym, in the later stages after other surgeries, under “fancy clothing” to look good for special events or even just as a daily accessory to help accentuate your natural curves.
Shapewear helps stimulate heat and blood flow/circulation to the affected area, which improves healing and the look/elasticity of the skin in that area.
At ContourMD, we take great pride in creating some of the highest quality (affordable!) shapewear in the USA. In fact, we have been designing and producing our shapewear here in
America for over 30 years, so you know you’re getting the best quality available.
Our products are durable and all custom fitted (so make sure your measurements are accurate!) and as a result, we are ideal for daily wear. We recommend buying at least two of your favorite shapewear accessories so you can continue wearing one while the other is being washed/dried (always air dry your shapewear!).
Are you sold on Shapewear yet?
You can take a look at some of our favorites here & see how they can enhance your daily wardrobe:
Women’s High Back Mid-Thigh Pull On Body Garment – This slip on mid-thigh girdle with suspenders of the highest quality Lycra fabric provides for a highly compressive, yet comfortable compression garment. This after-surgery garment comes standard with an open crotch, adjustable, removable straps, an open bust and a reinforced abdominal area. This slip on mid-thigh compression girdle is designed to accommodate your range of mobility on a daily basis while still providing comfortable support.
Women’s Slip On Panty Girdle, Closed Crotch – High-quality Lycra fabric provides a uniform support and compression after your gastric bypass procedure. We have reinforced the abdominal panel to ensure proper compression for without sacrificing your comfort. This slip on panty girdle offers a beautiful classic look while providing all the support you need.
Women’s Brief Body Shaper Without Zippers – This garment provides a firm and comfortable compression from 55% soft-knitted Lycra Spandex. The material is gentle against the skin and ideal for wearing as a shaper under your “regular” clothes. Providing compression from the hips, thighs, breast, and abdominal area, this garment is ideal for under dresses, jumpers, or a professional skirt/shirt combo. This shaper hugs your new frame and provides a pretty lace pattern across the bra top if you want to use it as an undershirt.
Men’s PowerNet Vest – This soft-knitted 55% Lycra Spandex material delivers maximum compression and “smooth factor”. This vest is double-reinforced on the front panel and has adjustable shoulder straps so you can enjoy a customized fit.
Mid Thigh Male Compression Brief – This brief helps with a smooth recovery while providing optimal comfort and uniform compression. The 4 inch waistband and reinforced panel over the hips is ideal for wear under gym clothing.
Have questions? We are always only a phone call away & our team is always happy to help.